Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse The Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

The horse was the most frequent transport means in ancient society and it is considered as No. 1 of the most important 6 animals in China. They are strong, powerful and elegant animals. In Chinese culture, horses are always the representative of heroes and talents. People born in the Year of the Horse will share some similarities with the horse and thus they are brave, strong, talented, and independent. The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), symbolizing enthusiasm and energy, which entitles the Horse people energetic and enthusiastic character.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Horse
As the Chinese zodiac sign is all calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar, don’t get a rough result just according to the birth years because your birthday can be a different day in the lunar calendar, and even in a different year.

A quick way to check whether you are a Horse is to see the chart below or type your birth dates directly into the “Find Your Chinese Zodiac” tool.
Horse Year Start End Element
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919 Earth
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931 Metal
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943 Water
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955 Wood
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967 Fire
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979 Earth
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991 Metal
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003 Water
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015 Wood
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027 Fire
Lucky Signs for People Born in Horse Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse

Lucky Things for Horses:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7 Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6 Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold Unlucky Direction: southeast
Personality: Horses are cheerful, enthusiastic, insightful, and considerate
Compared to other zodiac signs, people with Chinese zodiac Horse sign are more lively, energetic, courageous, and enthusiastic about people and life. However, they are not good at hiding emotions and their feelings will be easily shown on the face. But that doesn’t affect their great popularity among people, and no wonder that most of them are fond of joining social activities.

Another character of the Horse is that they do have a keen eye and display strong logical thinking, which makes them easily discover the essence through the phenomena and be considerate enough to take care of other people’s emotions.
 
  • Strengths: Inspired, cheerful, talented, perceptive, intelligent and popular in social circle 
  • Weaknesses: Overly ambitious, overconfident, and sometimes too sophisticated
  • Horse Men: The lively Horse men always leave an impression on people that they are full of energy. What’s more, they are decisive and seldom hesitate, which makes them gain a lot of opportunities. With a strong sense of justice, the Horse men cannot tolerate sin and are glad to offer help to the weak. However, they spend money lavishly and like to pay bills for friends.
  • Horse Women: Horse women are outstanding among people not only because they have a nice figure but also due to the stylish and fashionable dress code. They have their own lifestyles and are experts in managing time. As a result, they can well balance their career and family. Also, they are nature lovers who enjoy going outside.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Horse' Are You?
    People born in the different Years of the Horse can show different personalities according to the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Your element will be decided by the years of birth and check the following chart to learn your type and traits. 
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1906, 1966 Imaginative, observant, perceptive, born leader and decision-maker.
Fire Horse 1918, 1978 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1930, 1990 Optimistic, with a strong sense of justice, a typical doer.
Metal Horse 1910, 1970 Frank by nature, sparing no effort to help friends, having a quick tongue.
Water Horse 1942, 2002  Considerate, self-sacrificing, and ambitious at work. 

  • Horse’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: The Horses with blood type O are born optimists who love to make friends and lead a lively life. However, out of fear of facing challenges and pressure, they are casual about the future and don’t have clear plans or goals in life. 
    • Blood Type A: They are active, confident, and sometimes can be very straightforward. At work, they are practical and high-efficient. If meeting someone who cannot keep pace with them, they may become impatient.
    • Blood Type B: These people are lively, responsive, and full of passion for life. They are hopeful about the future and see the positive sides of things more often. In addition, the female Horses are genuine pioneers in fashion.
    • Blood Type AB: With a sophisticated character, they can get along well with a majority of people, and rarely disliked by others. They are not wordy but can deliver very practical information in a few words. Though being wise and intelligent, they don’t like to show off.
Love Compatibility of the Horse
Quickly input your names and birthdays as well as your partner’s ones to the “Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Test” tool, you can get a result immediately about your love compatibility. The followings are the best and bad matches of people with Chinese zodiac Horse sign.
 
  • Best Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    The Horse sometimes can be very stubborn but they can take the Tiger’s advice and they can make a lovely pair. Due to the lively character of the Horse, it is hard for them to get along with irritable people, so they can build a harmonious relationship with the good-tempered Sheep. For the Horse, the Rabbit is both a friend and a partner.
  • Bad Matches: Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
    The Horse loves freedom and yearns for the outside world while the Rat is family-oriented, and thus the different values will lead to a lot of disagreements. It is also hard for the Horse to compromise when they are with the Ox, Rooster, and the Horse, which makes it difficult for them to become good partners of each other.
    Horse's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Build a Relationship with the Horse

The Horses don’t like boring life and their lives are full of zest. So they will only be attracted by innovative and interesting people. When getting along with the Horses, creating a romantic atmosphere from time to time is very essential, and some sweet love words will also be very helpful to enhance the relationship. However, a taboo for the Horse in a relationship is the lie. Try to keep genuine as the Horse really hate lies, even the white ones.  

Jobs & Careers for Horses
  • Best Jobs: Adventurers, writers, architects, businessmen, performers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, politicians, critics, tour guides...
The Horses have a quick wit and a good judgement, which helps them to gain some chances at the career. However, the impulsive personality may let them suffer setbacks and failures. If the Horses can strengthen their will power and don’t give up half way, it is possible for them to get extraordinary achievements. The Horses are active and love exploring the world, so that adventurers and tour guides are the suitable jobs for them. And they can always perform well in jobs like writers, businessmen, artists, where they can display their talents without any restrictions.
Health & Fitness Advice
Overall, most of the Horses are in good health condition. They are energetic, bouncy and dynamic when they are young.  However, the long term exciting but unhealthy lifestyle may bring some potential health risks. For example, the habit of staying up late can weaken the immune system and the irregular diets may also cause gastrointestinal illnesses.

The Horses should care more about their health now. For the young Horses, keep a regular and balanced diet and reject some night parties, which will be good ways to maintain health. For the middle-aged Horses, learn to escape from the heavy work. Make some time to exercise and rest properly.
Horse's Fortune in 2021
The Horse fortune in 2021 would not that satisfactory. It is recommended that the Horses should work harder and not have any thoughts of being lazy. Don’t set goals that are too high for themselves. In terms of wealth, there is no point in earning more and less. After all, the fortune in 2021 is not good. The key is not to reduce their original income. Those with bad relationships should also spend more time with their loved ones and family members. Single Horses’ right person may will not appear in 2021. Considering the poor health fortune prediction, they must put health first and develop healthy living habits. Both healthy diet and exercise are needed.
Horse Luck in 2019
  • Career: Horse people will change jobs this year and take business trips frequently. May be demoted due to work mistakes.
  • Wealth: They will spend a lot of money to treat illnesses or solve some unexpected incidents. Don't borrow money online.
  • Relationships: There will be a few unreliable suitors around, they should choose their love partners carefully. Married Horse people should be loyal to their lovers.
  • Education: It will be very difficult for them to complete the learning tasks and pass some important exams. They should put in more efforts.
  • Health: If they just have a minor illness, they should see a doctor in time to avoid deterioration. Although the work is busy, they still need to have enough time to take rest.
Famous People: Horse Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Paul McCartney (Musician and Beatle): June 18, 1942, Water Horse
Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany): July 17, 1954, Wood Horse
Jackie Chan (Actor): April 7, 1954, Wood Horse
Kobe Bryant (NBA Guard): August 23, 1978, Earth Horse
Kristen Stewart (Actress): April 9, 1990, Metal Horse
Greta Thunberg (Climate Activist): January 3, 2003, Water Horse
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- Last modified on Oct. 14, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Ana from GEORGIA | Sep. 20, 2020 14:14Reply
hello, my partner is born in January 21 2002
He counts as snake but when he read information on both snake and horse, horse was 100% match for him but snake wasn't although he counts as snake.
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Answered by Hailey | Sep. 20, 2020 20:12
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Oh, sometimes, the prediction is just a reference.
Asked by Manju khatri. India | Sep. 19, 2020 09:12Reply
About my son carrier and marriage,
My son. Date of Birth 8 January 1991 time 6
:00 AM place purwakarta( Indonesia). He is having eye problem he uses high power lense in one eye i want to know about his carrier and when he will get married how his life will go please tell me. I am always worried about him
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Answered by Ellie | Sep. 20, 2020 20:41
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Well, according to the situation, you need to keep the positive attitude first of all. The prediction shows that he will finally find his true love. You should let him know that he is still an outstanding person. Don't worry. Everything will be ok.
Asked by bhutan | Sep. 15, 2020 11:43Reply
I am born 19/02/1990 I wanted to know when we'll I get married and which birth animal will make best
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Answered by Aiden | Sep. 17, 2020 00:05
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The prediction shows that people born with Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit signs are your best matches. You would have several chances to fall in love with someone in the following months. Good luck!
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